Xanadu Reviews

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May 27, 2020
Xanadu offers a wealth of special effects entrancingly strung out along a rather impoverished screenplay.
August 13, 2019
The excessive effects and music are the main protagonists in this story where the best part is the choreography. [Full Review in Spanish]
August 11, 2019
Xanadu is total confection. It's 100% ridiculous. Very little of it makes sense.... They really should have nixed the idea of finding a Gibb look-a-like and went with a song-and-dance man instead.
April 1, 2019
"Xanadu" cannot possibly be described as a good movie, but it can be recommended to those who can tolerate large amounts of intravenous marzipan.
April 1, 2019
A laugh if only for its mind-boggling awfulness.
April 1, 2019
This modern musical with tunes written by Where Are They Now pop band ELO falls flat on its face simply because the premise is so utterly ludicrous.
April 1, 2019
Though meant to be a throwback to old-style Hollywood musicals, XANADU merely replaces style and substance with flash and glitz...
April 1, 2019
Olivia Newton-John's encore-after Grease-is an awkward musical fantasy that dooms the Australian songbird to play a muse, one of Zeus' nine daughters.
April 1, 2019
Engagingly surrealistic in a pop-glitter way.
March 27, 2019
What could have possessed the people involved in Xanadu to go ahead with this utter nonsense?
March 26, 2019
It strives mightily to achieve magic, but for all its sunbeams, mirages and tricky dissolves, it remains humorless and earthbound.
March 26, 2019
Looks more like a nouveau record album cover come to life.
March 26, 2019
This is not nostalgia: it's a choreographer's worst nightmare.
April 28, 2018
The acting is wooden, the direction and cinematography confused, the special effects largely out of place, the dramatic interest nonexistent.
March 12, 2016
Here's another musical mishap that landed on Creative Loafing's list of The 10 Worst Rock Films Ever Made, taking the #3 slot just under Staying Alive and the champ, Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band.
May 12, 2012
Yup. This movie is stupid.
March 26, 2009
Stupendously bad.
June 29, 2008
Look at Xanadu with an eye toward storytelling superiority and your head will explode. To appreciate the madness within, one must take in the blinding neon sights with an open heart and at least one nostril-coating line of cocaine.
June 25, 2008
While the movie is every bit as garish and overly shellacked as the other bomb musicals of its era, at least this one looks like irresponsible amounts of money were thrown around.
June 10, 2008
Conventional wisdom decrees that Xanadu is a horrible film. In a sense, conventional wisdom may be correct, but it ignores one key ingredient: viewed in the right frame of mind, this movie can be a lot of fun.
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